Dot Line SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR

Dot Line SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR

Dot Line SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR

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Product Highlights

  • Large External 5.6" Diagonal LCD Screen
  • For DSLR With HDMI Port & Live-View
  • Screen Swings Out Up to 180 Degrees
  • Screen Tilts Up to 270 Degrees
  • Peaking Mode to Verify Sharp Focus
  • Zoom In/Zoom Out Function
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Uses 1x Canon LP-E6 Battery
  • Sunshade Hood Included
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You Pay: $379.95

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Dot Line CS-SWIVI overview

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Dot Line's SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR provides a large 5.6" diagonal LCD screen with an integrated design making it possible to attach it to a DSLR having an HDMI port and Live-View function, using the tripod socket. The monitor delivers a large, bright image on a screen that swings out up to 180° and will tilt as much as 270° for superb flexibility in viewing your images. A Peaking mode greatly enhances your ability to verify sharp focus for critical applications. There's also a Zoom In/Zoom Out function and stereo speakers. An included sunshade hood keeps unwanted reflections off the screen. The SWIVI operates on one Canon-type LP-E6 battery.

Large, external 5.6" diagonal LCD screen with an integrated design that makes it possible to be attached to a DSLR that has an HDMI port and Live-View function
Screen swings out up to 180° and tilts up to 270° allowing the photographer to view what is being filmed without having to be directly behind the camera or at eye level.
Peaking Mode to verify sharp focus
Zoom In and Zoom Out functions as well as stereo speakers
Operates on one Canon-type LP-E6 battery
In the Box
Dot Line SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR
  • Sunshade Hood
  • LP-E6 Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Dot Line CS-SWIVI specs

    Resolution 800x600
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Brightness 350cd/UF
    Contrast Ratio 500:1
    Inputs Mini HDMI
    Outputs HDMI
    Power <3W
    Working Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Humidity 10-90%
    Voltage 7.2
    Power Supply Canon LP-E6 battery
    Packaging Infowqsbsqzaqyryrtubueqcy
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.1 x 4.0"

    Dot Line CS-SWIVI reviews

    SWIVI External Monitor for DSLR is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product This monitor is absolutely amazing at the price. I just shot video of a wedding in downtown Nashville and it was so much better having this monitor then using my 5d mark iii's lcd. The camera's lcd is amazing to ,just small.I needed a monitor that would allow me to have a view of what I was recording when I was doing aerial shots and the swivel allowed just for that. I am extremely impressed with this monitor,it really exceeded my expectations. the only thing I would recommend is adjusting exposure using camera's monitor as the swivi shows a little lighter than actual,this can be easily done by just turning off the swivi,adjusting and turning back on. Can't beat for the price.
    Date published: 2012-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent auxillary viewfinder This screen works really well with a number of useful features as outlined in the product describtion.Rather light weight too, but feels a bit flimsy. It articulates especially well and the fact that it folds down like a built in screen is a plus. It handles well when attached to the camera, though its hard to get the mounting to the camera tight. My first unit worked about 10 minutes, that's when electronics tend to fail.The quick hassel free exchange from B&H works fine. The replacement came with a rechargeable battery and charger which the first ubit didn't have. Its a cost effective way to get a decent monitor on your DSLR.
    Date published: 2012-03-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth it for professionals. i love the layout and the way it attaches to the camera. it makes for great compact shooting. problem one is it is made of plastic and about 20 days of shooting over 2 months of an independent film the swivel parts became loose. it still works but its worth mentioning its not made of the best materials. also the hdmi cord is very short and you need a double female adapter to make the cord longer if you want it on a crane. it took me forever to find the adapter. that being said it makes a good screen for a B camera or if your a casual or semi pro shooter.
    Date published: 2013-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Love It Great monitor. Used it with my 5D MarkII. Battery lasts as long as the Camera battery. Love the peaking feature. If you have a hard time focusing with your canon this is the perfect tool to solve tht problem. Also the hood that comes with it is excellent unlike flimsy velcro ones. The only thing is that you really have to make sure you tighen it well to the camera. The one negative thing is that you cant put a mic on the camera because the frame from the monitor blocks the mic input.
    Date published: 2012-05-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed, Poor quality Contrast and Brightness are poor on this monitor. I tried adjusting the settings in the menu system but it just introduces noise and makes the colors look washed out. This was using a Canon 60d camera which I understands drops the resolution to 480p when recording and it monitors and 1080i.Problem is that even when monitoring the resolution looks bad. Swivel USA list their specs at 800x600 , but in my professional opinion image quality is very poor.The concept of mounting to the bottom of the camera seemed like a great idea but for me at least it just feels very awkward. Also this product feel very cheaply made out of hollow plastic and the swivel screen is very rough and does not twist easily, definitely feels like it would break over time.Overall this product feels to me like it should cost no more than $-$. If you can deal with average-poor image quality and just want a bigger screen then maybe, but I'm with those that feel when you buy something it needs to be great-excellent. I would rate this product as very poor due to the image quality, severely disappointed .
    Date published: 2012-07-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from With reservations... I watched all the reviews of this monitor before purchasing and thought I was making the right selection. I don't think I'd recommend this given the overall offering available and here's why: It is very flimsy. The attachment to the camera is thin plastic (the kind you break easily inside of a camera bag full of gear) and the screen itself is delicate. Mine arrived broken, but you couldn't see the break until you turned it on. As it was it was a shipping impression from the battery that was shipped next to it with foam in between. The cord is only 4-6 inches long, so you have no choice of mounting the screen anywhere else except on the camera. Those are the cons... the pros are that this is only one of two screens available that work with the 5D Mark ii. No screen shrinkage or blank screen delay when you press the record button. I really wish this company would look into a port for the cord, so that the screen can be mounted anywhere, beef up the plastic, and reinforce the screen. For $this is of less value than the other 5D Mark ii compatible screen (Liliput $).
    Date published: 2012-05-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good idea, bad design I rock - Canon 7D w/grip and a variety of lenses. In attempting connection to a monopod w/ Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Hydrostatic Ball Head there was success. However where the camera mounts into the SWIVI there is a flaw. The thread tightening wheel is unable to obtain a secure lock, and regardless of which lens you use, a Canon 7D w/grip will not stay put when mobile. I spoke with SWIVI direct and was assured satisfaction. Quite the opposite. Something like a Sony NEX-5 would probably do well. If the camera is static on a tripod then I see no problem. But for mobility, shooting video high/low angles / cinematic shots on a monopod - no good. Lastly, the LCD is a plus, but also a minus because it blocks important buttons on a Canon 7D which need to be accessed with haste at times. If they would create a better, more secure camera mount then maybe, just maybe, it would be worth $.
    Date published: 2012-03-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic monitor for dSLR users This product far surpassed my initial expectations, especially since people were putting it down for the plastic feel - remember, your dSLR has a plastic shell as well, and this monitor feels nearly as sturdy. The screen size is perfect for holding out at a comfortable distance, the image is crisp, and the peaking focus assist works brilliantly - after a few casual shoots (live bands, low light, shallow DoF), I've already noticed a dramatic increase of useable shots.I also own a SmallHD 9 monitor, and I have to say, this SWIVI is better for the basic functions a monitor should serve, and at 1/3 the price. It may not be built like a tank, but it will survive my day-to-day usage, and being that it can be attached directly to the camera means it's always there, unlike the SmallHD which requires a small rig at best.My only complaints would centre around the obstruction of the eyepiece when it's attached, so switching between video and stills is not easy (something that I do regularly while shooting bands), and the obstruction of the USB port as well, so I will have to figure that out when I ultimately add that cool new USB focus device. These things are really not big problems, but if you are like me and want to constantly go between video and stills, you'll have to think about your configuration - or grab a second body just for stills.Oh, and if there's a way to default to keep the peaking focus mode ON, that would be great, because after snapping a few photos (in video mode), the peaking focus turns off, so I have a few seconds of down time while things switch back to video and turn the assist back on again.I will be looking forward to larger shoots and having this as my on-board monitor for my big rig, and with the HDMI thru port it will enable me to run my SmallHD off my shoulder for a director to watch. This is another fantastic feature, as how many rigs can accommodate twin monitors?
    Date published: 2012-06-20
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